Resources for Families

  • School Selection

    Learn how to attend a school outside of your student's catchment/boundary area

  • How do I Obtain Working Papers?

    Learn how to obtain working papers to qualify for employment

  • Parent Portal

    Use the new Parent and Family Portal to access all information regarding your child's education

  • School Finder

    Use this handy tool to quickly identify your neighborhood school

  • Academic Calendar

    See the 2019-2020 school year calendar

  • Bullying & Harassment

    Learn about the District's Zero Tolerance policy on bullying and harassment and how to report a bully

  • Have a Concern?

    Follow the process outlined by the FACE Office, which will work to address any questions or issues you have

  • Transportation

    Request transportation for your child, access bus safety guidelines, and get information on SEPTA schedules

  • Do you have an interest or expertise in cultural- and identity-inclusive teaching practices?

    The School District of Philadelphia is developing frameworks that support cultural and identity inclusive teaching practices. If you would like to join a working group alongside teachers, principals, and other District staff, to contribute your expertise, please sign up here.

  • District-Wide Survey Results are in!

    130,000 people provided feedback through the 2018-19 District-Wide Survey! Explore the results on the DWS Results Site.

  • Bad Weather Forecasted?

    How, when and why we close school due to inclement weather, how to find your bus, how to sign up for alerts right to your phone, and other frequently requested answers!



  • Academic Support

    Find out about the academic programs and services provided by the District

  • Student Rights and Responsibilities

    Learn about the work of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, which supports a safe and secure learning environment while preserving the rights of students and families

  • College and Career Readiness

    Find helpful tools for students and families to prepare for meaningful college and careers

  • Reengagement

    Learn about the District's alternative pathways to graduation

  • Uniform Dress Code

    Learn more information about your child’s school dress code, including a list of uniform colors for all schools

  • Code of Conduct

    Learn about rules and regulations for District students

  • District Contacts

    If you can’t find what you’re looking for, this list connects questions with departments

  • Career and Technical Education

    Learn more about the District's Career and Technical Education program, providing students with the academic and technical knowledge needed to be successful in college and career

  • Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program

    The Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program provides scholarships to eligible students who wish to attend a participating public or nonpublic school of their choice.

  • The Learning Key

    Philadelphia Tribune's education-focused news

  • How SDP supports Title IX

    We strive to provide a safe, positive school climate for all students and prohibit all forms of unlawful harassment and discrimination, including sexual harassment and discrimination, of students by any student, staff, or other individual in our schools and offices.